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Frederick County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Frederick County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Frederick All Saints' Episcopal Churchyard
  • Frederick All Saints' Parish Cemetery
  • Frederick Frederick County Courthouse Grounds
  • Frederick Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Frederick St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Jefferson Reformed Church Cemetery
  • Middletown Christ Reformed Cemetery
  • Petersville St. Mark's A. F. Church Cemetery
  • Petersville St. Mary's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Upton Sheredine (1740-1800) — of Maryland. Born in Baltimore County, Md., 1740. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1777-78; member of Maryland state senate, 1779-81; district judge in Maryland, 1790; U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1791-93. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick County, Md., January 14, 1800 (age about 59 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    All Saints' Episcopal Churchyard
    Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) — of Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Calvert County, Md., November 4, 1732. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1774-76, 1779-81; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1776; Governor of Maryland, 1777-79; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1780-81, 1786-88; state court judge in Maryland, 1790-91; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1791-93. Episcopalian. Died near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 26, 1819 (age 86 years, 356 days). Original interment at All Saints' Episcopal Churchyard; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Johnson (1702-1777) and Dorcas (Sedgewick) Johnson (1705-1770); brother of Joshua Johnson; married to Ann Jennings (1745-1794); uncle of Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852; who married John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)); granduncle of George Washington Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903); great-granduncle of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-granduncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    All Saints' Parish Cemetery
    Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Richard Potts (1753-1808) — of Maryland. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., July 19, 1753. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1781; member of Maryland state senate, 1787; delegate to Maryland convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1789-92; district judge in Maryland, 1791-92, 1796-1801; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1792; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1793-96; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1801-06. Anglican. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 2, 1808 (age 55 years, 106 days). Original interment at All Saints' Parish Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Rebecca Potts (who married Benjamin Mackall IV); first cousin of Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roger Nelson (1759-1815) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., 1759. Democrat. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Frederick County, 1792-93, 1800-02; member of Maryland state senate from Western Shore, 1802-04; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1804-10 (at-large 1804-07, 4th District 1807-10); circuit judge in Maryland, 1810-15. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., June 17, 1815 (age about 55 years). Original interment at All Saints' Parish Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Nelson (1794-1860).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Frederick County Courthouse Grounds
    Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Hanson (1721-1783) — of Maryland. Born near Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., April 14, 1721. Planter; member of Maryland state senate, 1757-73; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1779-82; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781. Swedish ancestry. Died in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Md., November 22, 1783 (age 62 years, 222 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Prince George's County, Md.; statue at Frederick County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Hanson (c.1685-1740) and Elizabeth (Storey) Hanson (c.1688-1764); married 1747 to Jane Contee (1728-1812); father of Jane Contee Hanson (1747-1781; who married Philip Thomas), Peter Contee Hanson (1748-1776; killed in battle of Fort Washington during the U.S. Revolutionary War) and Alexander Contee Hanson (1749-1806); grandfather of Rebecca Bellicum Thomas (1777-1814; who married Alexander Contee Magruder (1779-1853)) and Alexander Contee Hanson (1786-1819).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    515 South Market Street
    Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
    Founded 1852
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) — of Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Calvert County, Md., November 4, 1732. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1774-76, 1779-81; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1776; Governor of Maryland, 1777-79; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1780-81, 1786-88; state court judge in Maryland, 1790-91; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1791-93. Episcopalian. Died near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 26, 1819 (age 86 years, 356 days). Original interment at All Saints' Episcopal Churchyard; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Johnson (1702-1777) and Dorcas (Sedgewick) Johnson (1705-1770); brother of Joshua Johnson; married to Ann Jennings (1745-1794); uncle of Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852; who married John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)); granduncle of George Washington Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903); great-granduncle of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-granduncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Potts (1753-1808) — of Maryland. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., July 19, 1753. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1781; member of Maryland state senate, 1787; delegate to Maryland convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1789-92; district judge in Maryland, 1791-92, 1796-1801; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1792; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1793-96; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1801-06. Anglican. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 2, 1808 (age 55 years, 106 days). Original interment at All Saints' Parish Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Rebecca Potts (who married Benjamin Mackall IV); first cousin of Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr. (1922-2010) — also known as Charles McC. Mathias; Mac Mathias — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., July 24, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956 (alternate), 1972; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Frederick County, 1959-60; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1961-69; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1969-87. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., January 25, 2010 (age 87 years, 185 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles McCurdy Mathias (1886-?) and Theresa McElfresh (Trail) Mathias; married, November 8, 1958, to Anne Hickling Bradford (daughter of Robert Fiske Bradford).
      Political family: Mathias-Bradford family of Frederick, Maryland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      James Cooper (1810-1863) — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa.; Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in Frederick County, Md., May 8, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1839-43; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1848; resigned 1848; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1849-55; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 28, 1863 (age 52 years, 324 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Mary Miller (1814-1900).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roger Nelson (1759-1815) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., 1759. Democrat. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Frederick County, 1792-93, 1800-02; member of Maryland state senate from Western Shore, 1802-04; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1804-10 (at-large 1804-07, 4th District 1807-10); circuit judge in Maryland, 1810-15. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., June 17, 1815 (age about 55 years). Original interment at All Saints' Parish Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Nelson (1794-1860).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Baer, Jr. (1763-1834) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., 1763. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1794-95, 1808-09; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1797-1801, 1815-17; state court judge in Maryland, 1813; mayor of Frederick, Md., 1820-23. Catholic. Died in Hyattstown, Montgomery County, Md., April 3, 1834 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Ritchie (1831-1887) — of Maryland. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., August 12, 1831. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1860; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1871-73; defeated, 1872; circuit judge in Maryland, 1881-87; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1881-87. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 27, 1887 (age 56 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Michael Kunkel (1822-1870) — also known as Jacob M. Kunkel — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., July 13, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state senate, 1852-53; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1857-61. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., April 7, 1870 (age 47 years, 268 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna M. McElfresh (1821-1879).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Brengle (1807-1846) — of Maryland. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 26, 1807. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1834-36; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1843-45. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., December 10, 1846 (age 39 years, 14 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Maria Downey (1816-1893).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Contee Worthington (1782-1847) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born near Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 25, 1782. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1818; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1825-27; member of Maryland state executive council, 1831-33. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., April 12, 1847 (age 64 years, 138 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Benjamin Contee (1755-1815).
      Political family: Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Milton George Urner (1839-1926) — also known as Milton G. Urner — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick County, Md., July 29, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; Frederick County State's Attorney, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1879-83; member of Maryland state senate, 1888-90. Methodist. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., February 9, 1926 (age 86 years, 195 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of James Samuel Simmons (1861-1935).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William G. Cole (d. 1877) — also known as W. G. Cole — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Mayor of Frederick, Md., 1859-65. Died July 25, 1877. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      George W. F. Vernon (1843-1921) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Baltimore, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., June 14, 1843. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Frederick, Md., 1867-69; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1878-82. Member, Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Frederick County, Md., August 11, 1921 (age 78 years, 58 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Todd.
      Epitaph: "Vernon Semper Viret."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joshua Johnson (1744-1802) — of Maryland. Born in Calvert County, Md., June 25, 1744. Tobacco dealer; U.S. Consul in London, 1790-97. Died in Frederick County, Md., April 17, 1802 (age 57 years, 296 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Johnson (1702-1777) and Dorcas (Sedgewick) Johnson (1705-1770); brother of Thomas Johnson (1732-1819); married to Catherine Nuth (1757-1811); father of Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852; who married John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)); grandfather of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); granduncle of Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903); great-grandfather of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Columbus Motter (1844-1915) — of Maryland. Born December 4, 1844. Circuit judge in Maryland, 1890. Died June 12, 1915 (age 70 years, 190 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Irving Stanton Biser (1869-1951) — also known as Irving S. Biser — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in 1869. Republican. Postmaster at Frederick, Md., 1923-35. Died in 1951 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philip Thomas (1747-1815) — of Maryland. Born in Kent County, Md., June 11, 1747. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1789. Died in Frederick County, Md., April 25, 1815 (age 67 years, 318 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomas (1705-1790) and Mary (Wilson) Thomas (1706-1763); married to Jane Contee Hanson (1747-1781; daughter of John Hanson (1721-1783); sister of Alexander Contee Hanson); father of Rebecca Bellicum Thomas (1777-1814; who married Alexander Contee Magruder).
      Political family: Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Reno Sheffer Harp (1866-1946) — also known as Reno S. Harp — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick County, Md., October 3, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died in Frederick County, Md., August 17, 1946 (age 79 years, 318 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Valentine Harp (1835-1913) and Lugenia Frances (Sheffer) Harp (1843-1896); married, April 10, 1895, to Annie Elizabeth Brightbill (1872-1896); married, November 22, 1904, to Bessie Dell Zentz (1880-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) — of District of Columbia. Born in Carroll County, Md., August 1, 1779. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1833-41. During the war of 1812, while on a mission to obtain the release of a prisoner from British forces, witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from the deck of the British ship Surprise; that night, September 13-14, 1814, he wrote a poem "The Spangled Banner". The poem was published soon afterward, rapidly gained popularity, and became the lyrics to the U.S. national anthem. Died, from pleurisy, in Baltimore, Md., January 11, 1843 (age 63 years, 163 days). Originally entombed at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.; later interred in 1866 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery; memorial monument at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of John Ross Key (1754-1821) and Ann (Charlton) Key (1756-1830); brother of Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; who married Roger Brooke Taney); married, January 19, 1802, to Mary 'Polly' Lloyd (1784-1859; sister-in-law of Joseph Hopper Nicholson); father of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859) and Mary Alicia 'Alice' Key (1824-1886; who married George Hunt Pendleton (1825-1889)); nephew of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); grandfather of Francis Key Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Philip Key; third cousin twice removed of Vinson Martlow Whitley.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: John Smith
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: National Park Service


    St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery
    Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864) — also known as Roger B. Taney — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Calvert County, Md., March 17, 1777. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1799-1800; member of Maryland state senate, 1816-21; Maryland state attorney general, 1827-31; U.S. Attorney General, 1831-33; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1833-34; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1836-64; died in office 1864. Catholic. First Catholic to hold a U.S. cabinet position. Died in Washington, D.C., October 12, 1864 (age 87 years, 209 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery; statue at State House Grounds, Annapolis, Md.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Taney and Monica (Brooke) Taney; married, January 7, 1806, to Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; sister of Francis Scott Key; niece of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); aunt of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859)).
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Taney County, Mo. is named for him.
      Epitaph: "He was a profound and able lawyer, an upright and fearless judge, a pious and exemplary Christian."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Roger Taney: Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney : Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U. S.
      Books about Roger Taney: Bernard Christian Steiner, Life of Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court — Charles Smith, Roger B. Taney : Jacksonian Jurist — Suzanne Freedman, Roger Taney : The Dred Scott Legacy (for young readers)
      Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., March 5, 1777. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1801-04; Delaware state attorney general, 1806-10; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1810-21. Died near Petersville, Frederick County, Md., June 9, 1842 (age 65 years, 96 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Horsey and Eleanor (Walles) Horsey; father of Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902); great-grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983); first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Clayton Horsey; third cousin once removed of Charles H. G. Horsey.
      Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Enoch Louis Lowe (1820-1892) — of Maryland. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., August 10, 1820. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1845; Governor of Maryland, 1851-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1856; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1860. Catholic. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 23, 1892 (age 72 years, 13 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Esther Winder Polk (1824-1916).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis Victor Baughman (1845-1906) — also known as L. Victor Baughman; "Little Napoleon of Western Maryland" — of Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., April 11, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; farmer; horseman; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee), 1888; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1886; Maryland state comptroller, 1888-92; president, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company; president, Frederick, Northern & Gettysburg Electric Railway Company. Died near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 30, 1906 (age 61 years, 233 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John William Baughman and Mary Jane (Jamison) Baughman; married 1881 to Helen Abell (1856-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Reformed Church Cemetery
    Jefferson, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cost Johnson (1806-1860) — of Maryland. Born near Jefferson, Frederick County, Md., January 14, 1806. Whig. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1831-32, 1844; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1833-35, 1837-43 (16th District 1833-35, 5th District 1837-43); delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1836; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850. Died in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1860 (age 54 years, 91 days). Interment at Reformed Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Johnson (1771-1811) and Catherina (Kast) Johnson (1781-1849).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Christ Reformed Cemetery
    Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Emory Coblentz Swank (1922-2010) — also known as Emory C. Swank — Born January 29, 1922. U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, 1970-73. Died June 3, 2010 (age 88 years, 125 days). Interment at Christ Reformed Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mark's A. F. Church Cemetery
    Petersville, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Thomas (1799-1876) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Frankville, Garrett County, Md. Born in Frederick County, Md., February 3, 1799. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1822, 1827-29; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1829; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1831-41, 1861-69 (4th District 1831-33, 7th District 1833-35, 6th District 1835-41, 5th District 1861-63, 4th District 1863-69); Governor of Maryland, 1842-45; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1872-75. Episcopalian. Killed by a locomotive while walking on railroad tracks near Frankville, Garrett County, Md., January 22, 1876 (age 76 years, 353 days). Interment at St. Mark's A. F. Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomas and Eleanor (McGill) Thomas; married to Sally McDowell (daughter of James McDowell (1795-1851)).
      Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Benton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Idamae Garrott (1916-1999) — also known as Idamae Riley — Born in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1979-87; member of Maryland state senate 19th District, 1987-94. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 13, 1999 (age 82 years, 171 days). Interment at St. Mark's A. F. Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to William Northam Garrott (1912-2003).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Petersville, Frederick County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983) — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 1, 1910. U.S. Vice Consul in Naples, 1938-39; Budapest, 1940-41; Madrid, 1942-47; U.S. Consul in Rome, 1947-55; U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1962-66. Died August 18, 1983 (age 72 years, 321 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Outerbridge Horsey (1875-1931) and Mary Digges (Lee) Horsey (1881-1974); married 1946 to Mary Hamilton Lee (1915-2011; daughter of Joseph Wilcox Jenkins Lee (1870-1949)); grandson of Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902); great-grandson of Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842); second great-grandnephew of John Lee; third great-grandson of Thomas Sim Lee; first cousin six times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; second cousin twice removed of John Lee Carroll; second cousin five times removed of Alexander Contee Hanson, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Alexander Contee Magruder; fourth cousin of Thomas Clayton Horsey.
      Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902) — of Burkittsville, Frederick County, Md. Born in Delaware, February 28, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; distiller; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1880. Died January 5, 1902 (age 82 years, 311 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842) and Eliza Digges (Lee) Horsey (1783-1862); married to Anna Carroll (1838-1899); grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Clayton Horsey; fourth cousin of Charles H. G. Horsey.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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